Samantha and Michael | Kananaskis Engagement

Samantha and Michael are dog people through and through and so naturally we had to include their two furbabies for their engagement shoot! These two are both crazy adventurous and beautifully sophisticated all at once and we made to capture that in our shoot! They wanted a mountain backdrop and a place where the dogs could run around so I scouted for the perfect backdrop. I had a specific vision in mind and started driving and magically ended up at Barrier Lake in Kananaskis! The weather was lovely and the couple even lovelier. Their wedding is in Prince Edward Island in June and I couldn't be more excited to capture more of their darling love story!

Justine and Long | Waterton Park Engagement

Justine and Long are high school sweethearts. When Justine and I first met, we bonded over the love of blush and greenery, whites and greens, and the fact that we have a dog with the same name! In less than four months, they will be having a destination wedding in sunny Cancun! Mexico is the perfect place for these two to tie the knot..they're sweet, friendly, easy going, and love all things sand and sun! I scouted high and low to find the perfect engagement spot for these two who prefer the beach over the mountains (not the easiest feat in Southern Alberta). I call it the 'finding Southern California in Alberta project' and I would say we hit the jackpot when we decided on Waterton Parks. It was so fulfilling making their visions come to life and I absolutely cannot wait for their special day!

 

Nicole and Enea | Lake Minnewanka Engagement

Nicole and Enea are as sweet as can be. Their proposal story is one of those ones you would swear came straight out of a romantic movie and their engagement was no different! Enea actually proposed to Nicole at Lake Minnewanka during a meteor shoot. See, he had been waiting to ask the question for months but the stars were not aligning (literally). He knew a meteor shower was happening pretty soon and although he had an exam early the next morning and it was in the dead middle of winter he knew he couldn't wait any longer! So they parked out by Lake Minnewanka to wait for the shower and at 2AM the stars finally aligned and she said yes! 

 

Breane and Blaine Engaged | Southern Alberta Farm Engagement

A BC city girl met an Albertan country boy and they fell in love. Meet Breanne and Blaine! I loved spending time with these two on Blaine's family farm where Breanne told me stories upon stories of learning about the farm life. B and B are so sweet; their genuine love for each other and the excitement towards their new life together is so contagious! We had planned to visit another place that is near and dear to their hearts, but mother nature had different plans! We braved gusting winds and just went with the flow..and that right there is the farm life! If you can't fight it, embrace it. These two radiate pure love and I absolutely can't wait to capture their August wedding on the Cash Family Farm :) 

Sneak Peek: Breanne + Blaine Engaged | Southern Alberta Farm Engagement

This weekend I got to visit with Breanne and Blaine on Blaine's farm in Southern Alberta (Seven Persons to be exact)! Blaine is legit a farmer..a multi generational one at that! These two are so sweet and I just love that we captured their engagement in the setting they'll be living and working together on everyday! I can't wait for their wedding this August :) Here is a sneak peek of my session with them!

P.S. Did I mention their last name is Cash?!

..aaand that's all :) 

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Published on Inspired by This | Classic Pooh Baby Shower

"as soon as I saw you, I knew a great adventure was about to happen.." -A.A. Milne

Our styled 'Classic Pooh' baby shower has been featured on Inspired By This! I'll just leave some words eloquently written by the amazing girls at Gathered Table Supply Co:

"This classic Winnie The Pooh baby shower was intended to be a surprise for soon to be mom, Malena. The biggest surprise of all came when baby Romeo arrived five weeks early! We still managed to keep the shower a secret from mom while we pulled together our own Hundred Acre Wood. Hosted by family, this shower was beautifully set against a backyard lake and filled with Winnie the Pooh details.

For us, Winnie the Pooh was an important part of our childhood. Its classic stories and characters sparked our imagination, which made planning this baby shower so much fun! The Winnie the Pooh theme inspired the colour palette of soft blue and honey and is reflected in many of the details of this shower. Janice Lee Photography captured the entire event making for a memorable day for mom and baby.

The day started with the elements working against us: strong winds and chilly temperatures and honestly our initial excitement started to turn into worry on how we were going to execute this and not have everything blow away. We put our heads together and decided to stay optimistic! The ideas started flowing and the real magic began. For example, the banner, which was originally designed as a table runner, ended up being moved inside as a backdrop for the dessert table which in the end was probably better than the original plan! In the end we were all just happy to provide a beautiful and memorable experience for this new mom."

Vendors

Table Decor Rentals/Planning/Design - Gathered Table Supply Co.
Photography - Janice Lee Photography
Florals - Fall for Florals 
Stationery / Calligraphy - Blissful Paper Co.

Vintage Rentals - Cellar Door Vintage Rentals
Treats: Cake - Crave
Macarons - Ollia 
Honey - Drizzle

Katie + Nathan | Alberta Acreage Wedding

To say that Katie and Nathan's day was a labour of love is a huge understatement. Looking around it was clear to see that these two are surrounded by so much love! Dinner was a DIY taco bar with items contributed by their nearest and dearest (not to mention many were made by the bride herself), the dessert table was full of the bride and groom's favourite homemade desserts from their friends and family, and last but not least their beautiful outdoor venue was their family friend's private acreage. Although it was forecasted to rain, it was nothing but clear skies for their special day! It was such an honour to witness and capture the love shared between these two and their families.

One of the highlights of the day was something I overheard in the ceremony and it goes like this:

Little boy: "It's so powerful."
Dad: "What is?"
Little boy: "L o v e."

This little boy's sentiment represents what I, and probably most guests, felt during their authentic and heart warming ceremony. Katie and Nathan's ceremony was truly centred on worship and I must admit that an abundance of secret tears were shed behind my camera lens throughout the ceremony..

The day ended off with live music provided by their super talented family and friends, not to mention the groom himself who passionately serenaded his new bride with this song.

Congratulations once again Katie and Nathan! 

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